invitation was sent to the resident of No. 26 to attend
the managing agent's office on 27/11/19 to Inspect the
2017/18 Account, on arrival a Non-Disclosure letter of
Agreement was presented to be signed prior to the
Inspection taking place, this was declined consequently
the director and committee would not allow the
Inspection to proceed.
Did the director and committee not realise that by
attempting to gain a signed non-disclosure they
raised a red flag which indicated that they knew
there was the possibility of something incriminating
turning up during an Inspection of the account which
they want to keep hidden from the residents at all
here for full details.
A trip down memory Lane
Kicking off 2019 with a visit down memory lane and a
reminder of some of the events which has happened over
the past couple of years and which have had far reaching
consequences. The majority of these transgressions
are attributable directly to the director and
individual committee members or in one case a family
The current director and committee have demonstrated by
their own actions how unsuitable they are to hold the
positions they do, their record to date speaks for
Read more here
AGM 2018, the managing agent announced that due to
Harrassment and Distress caused to the director and
committee, they would now proceed to take legal. I
refer them to the open letter which was placed on the
website in response to one of the solicitors letter some
time ago - please
link to read.
happened to be watering my hanging baskets at
lunchtime today when the SRA secretary passed my
house heading in the direction of her home. I
greeted her with a pleasant ‘Good afternoon J…..’,
she didn’t respond instead hung her head and
continued on her way, it crossed my mind that
perhaps I had offended her in some way which I
wasn’t aware of. Anyway about 10 seconds later I
heard her shout “Good afternoon D….” – this she
repeated a second time and when I looked in the
direction she appeared to be shouting, there was our
director who responded to her shout - unfortunately
I was unable to hear the response.
Now bearing in mind there was a committee meeting
this morning which must have finished shortly prior
to my seeing the secretary pass, perhaps it was a
taxing one and she had other things on her mind.
Another possible explanation for this strange
behaviour given she had spent the previous 2 hours
in the company of the director, maybe there is a bug
going around which is affecting committee members as their
ability to be civil and polite seems to be sadly
impaired - remember the
with another committee member a little while ago!
Touch - it's good to talk!
It’s always more productive to make contact with a
person or people about something they are doing
which you aren’t happy about, or challenge them when
you either hold an opinion or refute what is being
published on the website.
Not once during the 9 months since the launch of the
website (with the exception of official solicitors
letters of course), have any of you had the good sense or more
to the point, the courage to make your opinion known
publically, instead you prefer to sneak around,
spreading unsubstantiated gossip and derogatory
rumours, and use the coffee morning as your own
personal soap box to anyone there who will listen.
The website will publish any and all comments you or
any resident wish to make – good, bad or
indifferent, there is and has been an open
invitation to all of you to have your say and let
everyone know how you feel on any topic. That would
be a much better option to the way you are handling
your disapproval of the website or it's content, so
do get in touch.
a promise to someone not to mention a certain event which took
place and I will honour that promise, and it brings to
mind a saying which I've never really understood until
today - namely:
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED
to express the idea that beneficial
actions often go unappreciated or
are met with outright hostility").
Well done to the
person believed to be one of the committee members
who today rejected a gift of a cake and wine which was
presented by the Backburners to residents of the
Sycamores: you really have shown yourself up to be
what you are - a spiteful playground bully who
really doesn't deserve to be in any kind of position
of responsibility in our community. .
to original article.
It has come to light
that the director and committee have knowingly
misled the residents into believing that they were
the organisers of the party due to be held on May
19. I was not aware of these
circumstances when I published the original article
and have apologised to the resident who has actually
organised the event.
In the first instance
they made phone calls to most of the residents
inviting them, this would give the impression that
the committee were involved.
Hand written note
delivered to most of the residents.
Then the day after
they produced this hand written note confirming the
invitation, giving further details, and signed by
the director and committee. (A couple of
committee members names have been removed for data
This can only be
interpretated as a blatent attempt to mislead the
residents into thinking it has been officially
organised, when in fact they had absolutely nothing
to do with it.
It should be noted
that when these events have been organised in the
past by this particular resident, she has never
written a note or telephoned the residents to inform
them, she always prefers to visit them personally to
tell them about any upcoming event she is
This may seem trivial
in the scheme of things but is just one more example
of our director and committee's bad judgement, lack
of forethought, and people skills!.
The director and
committee have organised a party to
commemorate the royal
wedding on May 19, however they have shown not only
their stupidity but a distinct lack of judgement on a
number of fronts.
They informed the
majority of the residents with a phone call as they
obviously were unable to produce a letter.
The day after the
phone call was made an afterthought must have
crossed their minds (Oops!)–
who was going to fund it? So a handwritten scrap of
paper was hurridly shoved through most of the
residents doors (but not the 3 who had already been
sent to coventry), informing them that it would cost
£2 a head if they wished to attend.
The director and
committee once again decided not to include the 3
residents they had previously shunned regarding a
proposed trip in June.
An important observation
comes to mind regarding phone calls, but a little
background to put things in perspective is always
The residents were
informed at the 2016 AGM that the director does not
personally pay for her telephone calls, instead the
SRA pays for all of her calls and who knows –
possibly her telephone line as well as this was not
made clear at the time.
This arrangement was
made because when she was handling reports of
repairs, queries, sourcing materials etc, therefore
it was part and parcel of the SRA expenses.
As the director no longer
handles any of the above surely it follows that she
should start paying for her own telephone calls,
especially as this was not and could not be seen as a
SRA legitimate expense – rather a personal choice by the
director and committee. Hartlepool Property
Management Ltd is now responsible for all of that so
therefore the director's previous duties are now
defunct.The managing agent’s
office could have been asked to produce the necessary
letter as this would be the normal procedure.
So the question is –
Why is the SRA still paying for
the director's phone calls ????